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2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 14, 2005 In Memoriam Albert C. Bridges, Sr. Albert Carl Bridges, St 75, of Neersville, Va died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his residence. He had a broad and varied career spanning automotive mechanics, to films, to avia- tion. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a mechanic from December 1948 to December, 1949. He attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Loudoun Heights, Va. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joan Brooks Bridg- es; two daughters, Beverly Be- hegan, Glen Burnie, Md and Cynthia Morgan, Severna Park, Md.; one son, Albert C. Bridg- es, Jr Port Charlotte, Fla.; three step-sons, Lawrence Ful- ton and Brett Fulton, Harford County, Md and David Ful- ton, Sarasota, Fla.; one broth- er, Paul Bridges, Margate City, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Friday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home. Rev. Lee Crosby officiated. Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Method- ist Church, P.O. Box 103, Pur- cellville, VA 20132, and the Neersville Fire Company, Box 4A, Harpers Ferry Rd Purcell- ville, VA. of Harpers Ferry, died Thurs- day, April 7, 2005 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born January 28, 1938, in Louisville, Ky he was the son of the late Walter F. Diesem and Glen Ethel Helpbringer Diesem: He retired from IBM as a computer programmer and was currently employed at the Charles Town Race Track. He was a veteran of the Viet- nam War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of VFW Post 3522 and the Charles Town Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Anna P. Diesem; one stepdaughter, Marianne Samuel, Chester, Va.; one stepson, Mirko Ploch, North Palm Beach, Fla. and two step-grandsons. Services were held Mon- day, April 11, at 2 p.m. from the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. Rev. T. Mathew Rowgh officiated. Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Cath- olic Church, P.O. Box 1603, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. She was a member of the Middleway United Methodist Church where she was secre- tary of the PPR for many years, a faithful member of the United Methodist Women and a mem- ber of the church choir. Survivors include five chil- dren, Jean WIason and Lee- wanna Stuckey, both of Bun- ker Hill, Shirley Moore, Mar- t'msburg, Donna Breeden, Winchester, Va and Marilyn Smith, Clearbrook; 21 grand- children; 41 great-grandchil- dren; and 7 great-great-grand- children. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steward "Bud- dy" Swartz, Jr.; one great- 'grandson; one great-grand- daughter; and one brother, Shirley Winn Barnes. Funeral services were held this past Monday, April 11,- at 11 a.m. at the Melvin T. Strid- er Colonial Funeral Home. Rev. James Embrey, Rev. Wayne Frum, and Chaplain John of Hospice of the Panhandle offi- ciated. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Mar- tinsburg. Memorial remembrances may take the form of contributions to the Middleway United Method- ist Church, P.O. Box 580, Kear- neysville, WV 25430, or to Hos- pice of the Panhandle, 122 Wa- verly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. David Eric Shea David Eric Shea, 29, of Sum- mit Point, died Monday, April 11, 2005 at Washington Hospi- tal Center, Washington, D.C. Born in Fairfax, Va Decem- ber 13, 1975, he was the son of John R. Shea and Judy L. Stadt- miller Shea, of Summit Point. He was a graduate of Clarke County High School in Ber- ryville, Va. Mr. Shea was self-employed in the landscaping business. He attended St. James Cath- olic Church in Charles Town. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Dean- na C. Shea, Summit Point; one brother, William D. Shea, Charles Town; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Cath- olic Church tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. Father George Puc- ciarelli will officiate and inter- ment will be private. Friends will be received at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home today (Thurs- day) from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catho- lic Church Building Fund, 311 South'George Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. Hugh Allen Via Davenport Honored He attended local schools until enrolling at Saint James School at age 11, graduating in 1954. While there, he was a member of the Boy Scouts and competed in football, soccer, and served as captain of the track team. Davenport graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958 with a BS in Econom- ics. He was on the football and Company. Mr. Davenport is active with local school athletic programs and is an avid aviator who vol- unteers l~is efforts to Angel Flight, an organization that provides emergency medical track team achieving Atlantic ~ I Coast Conference champion in pole vaulting while placing second in the discus. A former teacher at Berryville Middle School, he is now a farmer and businessman. He was a member of the Bal- St. James Board of Trustees Sons of the American Revolu- tion, Society of the Cincinna- ti, formerly Zion Church Ves- try, and is currently chairman of the church trustees. He is a member of the Farmers and Mechanics Mutual Insurance Continued from Page flights. The Davenports ha~ sons, Braxton and He~ who is married to D~ ~"-" en Davenport. They ha~,P r pL ev grandchildren, Lindy irked and James Clay. timore Olympic Club and set i. the age group record in the pole ,~Ur eel vault at age 39. During the week of May 2, 2005, residents who live in "~at" ~ lOl: He is past president of the CITY OF CHARLES TOWN may set out ONEFREE Resi ~ ~i]e Jefferson County Planning Bulk Pick-Up. The City WILL NOT pick up items beforet.d lig Commission, member of the offer this scheduled week. ca Hearing Set on E911 Fee Hike A public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 28, to hear public comment on the pro- posed increase in the proposed James w. Diesem Pauline Moore Continued from Page Oneemergency 911 wireline fee. The meeting will be held on the James William Diesem, 67, Pauline "Polly'--Moore, 82, of sons, George Via, Charles ground floor of the Old Charles Charles Town, died Thursday, Town, Clyde Via, Upper Marl- Town Library, 200 East Wash- ington Street, beginning at 7 p.m. The E911 fee is proposed to increase from $1.90 a month to $2.90 per month. Since 1918 EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Alan H. Norton, Licensee Robert L. Spencer, Licensee-In-Charge Traditional & Cremation Funerals Family Owned & Operated 304.535.6500 Harpers Ferry, WV And now, Medicare, Medicaid and most West Virginia insurance plans help pay for them. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second- leading cancer killer in the U.S. Screening tests can detect colorectal polyps, which are small growths that may become cancer if not removed. Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when there may not be any symptoms and when treatment can be most effective Gerald M. Grove Gerald Matthew Grove, 66, of Silver Grove, died Friday, April 8, 2005 at Jefferson Me- morial Hospital. BornAugust 19, 1938, at Sil- ver Grove, he was the son of the late Dearl Grove, St and Jes- sica Hawk Grove. He was owner and operator of Grave's Plumbing. Mr. Grove was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Tem- ple at Bakerton. Surviving are one daugh- ter, Joyce Shipe, Bolivar; one son, Franklin Grove, Martins- burg; one step-daughter, Pat- sy Boyce, Charles Town; three step-sons, Michael Jenkins, St Middleway, Richard Jenkins, April 7, 2005, at Shenandoah Health Village Center. Born October 10, 1922, in Phillipi, she was the daughter of the late Roy J. and Alto Wil- son Moore. She graduated, from high school in Phillipi. She attend- ed Alderson-Broaddus College and received a degree in edu- cation from West Virginia Uni- versity. She retired in 1981 after 36 years as a biology teacher at Charles Town High School and Jefferson High School. She was a Baptist. She coached girls basketball at Charles Town High School and was a member of Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club. She is survived by her close friend, Evelyn Grant, Charles Town; one niece, Patricia A. Penters-Moore; two nephews, James R. Moore and Bruce W. Moore; two great nieces; and three great nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold Moore, Karl Moore and Harry Moore. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Mount Vernon Cem- etery in Phillipi. Memorial donations may be made to Shenandoah Health Village Center, 70 ProspectAve, Charles Town, WV 25414. Arrangements were handled by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. bore; Md and Charles Via, Charles Town; a daughter- in-law, Mary Via; 11 grand- children; 19 great-grandchil- dren; one great-great-grand- child; and one sister, Lillian V. Weller-Oscar, Bel Air, Md. Mr. Via was also preced- ed in death by a son, Rob- ert L. "Bobby" Via on July 18, 2003; one grandson; two sisters, Evelyn Via-Williams and Phyllis Via Farmer; and one brother, Edgar Russell Via. Services will be held at the Charles Town Baptist Church, 203 East Congress Street, Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m. Dr. Wyman Hall, Dr. T. Wayne Proctor, and Rev. Bland Campbell will offici- ate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Melvin T. Strider Co- lonial Funeral Home to- day (Thursday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be left with the family at Mr. Via's obituary by email: Memorial remembrances may be made through con- tributions to the WV Lions Club Sight Foundation, care of Tina Canon, 33 Chiefton Hill, Clarksburg, WV 26301, or to Charles Town Bap- tist Church Building Fund, 211 East Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. the friends and relatives who helped us through a sad and difficult period. To all of you who made visits to the home and funeral home, sent food, flowers, cards, prayers and phone calls, please know how grateful we are for your kindness. Charles Town, and Terry Jen- We also thank the Reverend Jim Embrey and the members of kins, of Beckley; two sisters, 14 MiddlewayUnltedMethodistChurch, andMelvinT.Stdder kl Beulahand BernicePiper'Breeden,Silver Neers-Gr ve' IrA Funeral Home for everything they did for US. ,~1 ville, Va.; four brothers, Dearl ~ Si erdy, Grove; Jr Sherman Grove, ff~J~~L. l .r~ lr l %JJl Nelson Grove and Paul Grove, all of Silver Grove; four grand- children; one great-grandchild; 15 step-grandchildren; and 15 step- great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE by his wife, Anna Thompson Grove; one sister, Eva Longer- Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-grave lots. beam; one brother, Marshall Perpetual Care Included. Grove, Sr.; two step-grand- Make yotir arrangements in advance rather than children; and four step.great- leaving mor decisions for your family grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, at a difficult time. April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Eack- les-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. Rev. Ronald EDGE HILL CEMETERY Nick and Rev. Don Agner of- Charles Town, W. ficiated. Burial was in Silver Grove Cemetery. Grace A. Swartz Please notify our office Immediately of 911 address changes or papers may not be delivered (as it has been a year since have Grace Annette Swartz, 87, of Inwood, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at her residence while un- der the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born at Middleway, March 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge Barnes and Laura (Morrow) Barnes. She was the widow of Stew- ard Carlton Swartz, St who died July 4, 1987. Mrs. Swartz owned and op- erated Swartz Grocery Store in Clearbrook, Va for many years. Most West Virginia insurance plans understand the importance of colorectal cancer screening and provide coverage for these tests for beneficiaries. Talk with your doctor about your screening options. 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